Radicalism in British literary culture, 1650-1830 : from Revolution to Revolution / edited by Timothy Morton and Nigel Smith

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Subjects: English literature--18th century--History and criticism
Radicalism in literature
English literature--Early modern, 1500-1700--History and criticism
English literature--19th century--History and criticism
Revolutionary literature, English--History and criticism
Politics and literature--Great Britain--History
Radicalism--Great Britain--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2002
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: x, 284 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction / Timothy Morton, Nigel Smith 1
1. 'May the last king be strangled in the bowels of the last priest': irreligion and the English Enlightenment, 1649-1789 / Justin Champion 29
2. Radicalism and replication / Nigel Smith 45
3. The plantation of wrath / Timothy Morton 64
4. They became what they beheld: theodicy and regeneration in Milton, Law and Blake / Donald John 86
5. Fasting women: the significance of gender and bodies in radical religion and politics, 1650-1813 / Jane Shaw 101
6. John Thelwall and the Revolution of 1649 / Michael Scrivener 119
7. Women's private reading and political action, 1649-1838 / Charlotte Sussman 133
8. The strange career of Richard 'Citizen' Lee: poetry, popular radicalism and enthusiasm in the 1790s / Jon Mee 151
9. William Cobbett, John Clare and the agrarian politics of the English Revolution / James C. McKusick 167
10. 'Not a reforming patriot but an ambitious tyrant': representations of Cromwell and the English Republic in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries / Peter J. Kitson 183
11. Afterword: the republican prompt: connections in English radical culture / Paul Hamilton 201
Notes 216
Index 267
Additional Authors: Morton, Timothy, 1968-
Smith, Nigel, 1958-
Notes: LCCN: 2001035692
ISBN: 0521642159
Contents: 'May the last king be strangled in the bowels of the last priest': irreligion and the English enlightenment, 1649-1789 / Justin Champion -- Radicalism and replication / Nigel Smith -- The plantation of wrath / Timothy Morton -- They became what they beheld: theodicy and regeneration in Milton, Law and Black / Donald John -- Fasting women: the significance of gender and bodies in radical religion and politics, 1650-1813 / Jane Shaw -- John Thelwall and the Revolution of 1649 / Michael Scrivener -- Women's private reading and political action, 1649-1838 / Charlotte Sussman -- The strange career of Richard 'Citizen' Lee: poetry, popular radicalism and enthusiasm in the 1790s / Jon Mee -- William Cobbett, John Clare and the agrarian politics of the English Revolution / James C. McKusick -- 'Not a reforming patriot but an ambitions tyrant': representations of Cromwell and the English Republic in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries / Peter J. Kitson -- Afterword: the republican prompt: connections in English radical culture / Paul Hamilton
Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-266) and index
OCLC Number: 46936140
ISBN/ISSN: 0521642159